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Sale: 40% Off Women’s Apparel

I always say, “Climbing is 10% skill, and 90% style!” My math might be a little off but the point is, if you look good, you feel good. Looking good while climbing can be tough, so we decided to bring in some rad climbing apparel. Of course, we would never ever sacrifice function for fashion…. Read More »

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SALE: Black Diamond Cams 25% Off!

It may be the dog days of summer, but climbing season is no where close to over! Stock up on some shiny new Black Diamond Camalots at 25% off. These rad prices are temporary, and limited to in-store purchases only. So come on in to the Mountain Shop and stock up on protection! Sale dates:… Read More »

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PCT Days Pre-Funk and Epic Sale!

Pacific Crest Trail Days is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready! Mountain Shop is partnering with NW Alpine to bring you an epic event celebrating the PCT. Come get funky with us Wednesday, August 12th for the PCT Days Pre-Funk Party and Sale! Starting at 6:30pm we’ll have free Base… Read More »

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The Science of Snow

Who am I, and why do I care about snow? It was via the love of quiet and a deep serenity that comes with the snow filled woods that brought me into the world of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. Backcountry was a natural extension of cross country forays in the winter landscape, ventures made… Read More »

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Shop Parnter: Kaf Adventures

We are delighted to announce an addition to the Mountain Shop network: Kaf Adventures!     An education focused guide service based in Seattle, Kaf has now launched an Oregon program based here in Portland. Founded in an alternative approach to guiding that focuses on the education of their clients, Kaf offers learning based opportunities in many… Read More »

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Remembering Dasan

Today people lucky enough to have known him are gathering to remember the short, but full life of Dasan Marshall. In honor of this, we wanted to share one of our fondest memories of Dasan with those who love him. This story is from Jeremy Rooper, longtime friend of Dasan. “I got to know Dasan… Read More »

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Big Nordic News!

Here at the Mountain Shop we love Nordic skiing. It’s fun. It’s a great cardio workout. It’s a great activity for the whole family. Nordic skiing is downright exhilarating! So, we were especially happy to hear about the new updates at the Meadows Nordic Center. Here is their press release with the good news:  … Read More »

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#SmallBizSat

Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating everything that we have: family, friends, good food to eat, beautiful mountains to play in, and so much more. Thus, it seems more than a little ironic that this day of thanks is followed immediately by a bargain hunting fueled shopping frenzy, that in recent years has been happening… Read More »

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Whippet Recall

Black Diamond makes excellent products, but even the greats are effected by the occasional flaw. Luckily, BD’s number one concern is customer safety. Thus they have issued the following recall on Whippets. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily announced a recall of a limited number of… Read More »

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Six Moon Designs at the Mountain Shop

We are officially flattered. One of our favorite brands, Six Moon Designs, did a dealer profile on us. The following piece not only makes us blush, but also does a good job of explaining our belief in ultralight.   Specializing in carrying cottage-industry lightweight gear brands, the Mountain Shop in Portland, Oregon has carved a… Read More »

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Photography Basics, by Guest Blogger Todd Medema

It’s standard practice for a post about the core ideas or values of photography to talk about things like “lighting” and “composition” and “focal lengths.” That’s how people are expected to learn photography. But, you know what? After years of photography, I’ve found that those posts mean almost nothing in the field. If you focus… Read More »

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#KeepRiding

Our friends over at OR Bike produce a monthly newsletter with all the latest, greatest, and most upcomingest cycling centric events around the state. Turns out Oregonians are pretty big on biking, and as the weather begins to change, the events calendar begins to fill up. (Photo above by taken by Jared Kay of www.amplified-media.com)… Read More »

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